Walker and Hill Together as Sophomores

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    I think he will be back as well. If he didn't believe in Billy, he would have gone to Europe and made a little money and avoided all this NCAA nonsense.
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    Yes, clearly, Walker is the question mark.

    Hill might well return, if for no other reason that to up his draft status by hitting more than 18% from 3-point land.

    Walker, however, comes from such a very poor background, and is likely to be drafted highly despite his scrawnyness, that he might well find it very difficult to turn down the incredible sums of money.

    However, those who hang around for the Gators tend to garner not merely very good first year NBA wages, but also, 2nd contract, which ultimately is more important, because they tend to be more ready than say 1 and dones from Kentucky or other places.

    Would be nice, but, although it perhaps appears to be a slightly greater probability today, than it did perhaps 8 months ago, when they were recruited, I would put the probability of both at no greater than 15% maximum and more likely around 10%.
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    They may need money desperately, but going out this year is a desperate move. The number of players, especially freshmen who will be available for the draft will put him way out site the lottery. His initial contract under the current structure will not guarantee a life of comfort for him and his foster mother. A year from now, he should be a top ten pick. He could turn out to be a top three pick.

    He and his foster-mother have lived the way they are living for a long time, just like the Brewer family. They can live another year longer that way knowing that one more year will likely give them both life-long security and provide for her medical needs in perpetuity.

    As far as playing time, Billy isn't an idiot. He won't force Chris into making a decision based on inadequate playing time and I think we all know that Chris is going to be on the floor more and more as the season progresses. But no matter how much he plays, the other four or five big men who were ranked ahead of him coming out of the same high school class are averaging 20 points or more as a group and have much more polished games. Chris is behind them and many upperclassmen in draft projections. Besides the money, I think Chris has just enough ego to prove that he is a top five pick. He can't prove that without playing at least one more year. Next year's class does not have nearly the number of super talented 6'8" to 6'11" guys.
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    The last thing Billy wants to do is throw that kid out there and let him get eat up by more experienced players for a long period of time. Could be rough on his confidence. He is not like another freshman would be due to his late start. Kids gone through a bunch of crap to get where he is and I trust Billy knows best how to handle his playing time.

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